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US stocks move higher as banks surge with bond yields

Bank stocks are climbing Monday morning as bond yields continue to rise. Bond yields are climbing to their highest levels this year, which points to higher interest rates and bigger profits for banks from lending money. Investors have been selling bonds, pushing yields higher, as they expect the spending plans of president-elect Donald Trump to lead to higher inflation. The ...

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Trump rally in stock markets still has legs

The rebound in share prices around the world following the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president continued Thursday, with Asia partaking in the gains and the dollar rising further. The market mood has turned around dramatically since the immediate aftermath of Trump’s victory, which prompted widespread selling Wednesday in Asia. On Thursday, Asian shares posted hefty gains ...

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US stocks close broadly higher as investors eye election

Investors remained in a buying mood on Election Day, sending U.S. stocks broadly higher and building on big gains from a day earlier. Safe-play stocks such as utilities and phone companies were among the biggest gainers Tuesday. Energy companies were essentially flat. Investors focused on the U.S. presidential election, which rattled financial markets in recent weeks as polls between Hillary ...

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Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election

Stocks were on pace for a seventh consecutive day of losses on Wednesday, as worries over the U.S. presidential election and weaker oil prices shook investor confidence. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but suggested that it was moving closer to raising them. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,987 as ...

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Stocks are flat in morning trade as US election looms

Stocks are flat to slightly higher in morning trading on Monday, helped by positive economic data and investors reacting positively to a series of big mergers announced over the weekend. Investors also continue to watch the day-to-day developments of the U.S. presidential election, which is slightly more than a week away. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell three ...

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US stocks tick lower as industrial companies skid

U.S. stocks are edging lower Thursday morning as industrial companies like defense contractor Raytheon fall. Bond yields are jumping and investors are selling utility and real estate companies. Chipmaker Qualcomm said it will buy competitor NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,182 as of 10:38 a.m. Eastern ...

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